Category Archives: News

12 Oct
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"Oral Ambassador of Chess", Jerry Hanken, Passes Away

Rest in Peace – Jerry Hanken (1934-2009) Jerry Hanken, chess journalist, promoter and Life Master, passed away on October 1st, 2009 in Los Angeles at the age of 74.  He leaves behind a saddened chess community.  Jerry was an Original ...

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03 Sep
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"Chess Phenom Yet to Meet Her Match" (DailyNews.com)

By Dennis McCarthy From DailyNews.com Updated: 09/02/2009 06:30:52 PM PDT Don’t let her young age and friendly demeanor fool you, her coaches say. The kid has the heart of a champion and the brains to match. She’ll steal your queen, ...

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02 Aug
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GM Maurice Ashley: Chess Day (Video)

GM Maurice Ashley on Virginia This Morning!

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25 Apr
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Just Get Your Game On! (Chess and Basketball)

Article by WIM Beatriz Marinello When I first saw this amazing video (check out the new NBA promo video in sidebar), I immediately remembered, a program at the Yonkers Housing Authority in New York State called “Smart Basketball”. The young ...

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05 Apr
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U.S. Chess Trust Donors at the SuperNationals!

SuperNationals ( April 3-5, 2009 ) We have received numerous donations at the SuperNationals and would like to thank those who have donated!! U.S. Chess Trust Donors: Marck R. Cobb Randolph Dupont Lt Col. Kenneth F. Wyzywany Dr. Nandita Chadha ...

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26 Jan
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Alexandra Kosteniuk on TV Fox & CBS (Jan. 25th)

Alexandra Kosteniuk on TV Fox and CBS (Sunday Jan. 25th) “Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk is now in Miami, and she’s been very busy with the media giving interviews to promote chess.” Tonight she will appear on TV Fox ...

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19 Jan
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A Special Thanks to Our Nov. & Dec. 2008 Donors

A Special Thanks To Our November and December 2008 Donors! Your Support Helps Us Make a Difference! Remember, thanks to your donations we can provide Programs/Resources for the chess community! Friends of Chess Donors ($5,000 or more) Mark Fins Ben ...

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17 Jan
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Bobby Fischer 1943-2008

Photo: Richard Meek/Sports Illustrated Don’t miss the article/s from ChessBase.com. A must read! First Anniversary of Bobby Fischer’s Death 17.01.2009 – “Exactly one year ago a great chess legend died, at the age of 64. Bobby Fischer was buried without ...

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12 Jan
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Broadway 'Chess' Checked

By Roger Catlin on January 10, 2009 9:40 AM From the Hartford Courant at www.Courant.com Lyricist Tim Rice is excited that his recently staged concert performance of “Chess” in London is getting a showcase on PBS this year. That’s partly ...

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11 Jan
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In Memory of Mark C Diesen (1957-2008)

Farewell to a chess friend… Mark C Diesen was born September 16, 1957 in Buffalo, New York.  He was an American chessplayer who died on Dec. 9, 2008 in Conroe, Texas. He leaves three daughters, Amy Diesen, 19. Sarah Diesen, ...

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